2008-09 Salary Increase for Out-of-Unit Faculty, A&P and USPS Employees

GENERAL INFORMATION SUMMARY

The University has provided a one (1) percent salary increase for the fiscal year 2008-09 to become effective January 1, 2009. Additionally, the University has provided funds for a $1000 one-time lump sum bonus effective November 24, 2008. The information provided below outlines the criteria for determining an employee’s eligibility to receive the salary increase and bonus and the guidelines for implementation of the base salary adjustment and bonus.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for the $1000 lump sum bonus payment, out-of-unit faculty, A&P and USPS employees must have been in continuous pay status in a salary position on July 1, 2008, have an overall performance evaluation rating of “Meets Expectations” or above in effect on November 14, 2008 and are employed on November 24, 2008. 

To be eligible for the 1% base salary increase, out-of-unit faculty, A&P and USPS employees must have been in continuous pay status in a salary position on July 1, 2008, have an overall performance evaluation rating of “Meets Expectations” or above in effect on December 31, 2008 and be employed on January 1, 2009.  An employee who has an overall “Below Expectations” or “Unsatisfactory” performance appraisal in effect on December 31, 2008 will receive the 1% increase if he/she attains at least a “Meets Expectations” rating prior to July 1, 2009.  Such delayed increase will be effective on the date the performance appraisal is administered and the increase will not be retroactive.

For those employees who do not have an evaluation on file, the overall performance evaluation rating shall be considered to be “Meets Expectations” for the purposes of this salary increase.

An employee who has received a separate notice of ineligibility or notice of separation is not eligible.

IMPLEMENTATION

All eligible Out of Unit Faculty, A&P and USPS employees shall receive a $1,000 lump sum bonus on Monday, November 24, 2008, as a supplemental payroll.

All eligible Out-of-Unit Faculty, A&P and USPS employees shall receive a pay adjustment of 1% calculated on each employee’s December 31, 2008, base salary (total salary minus stipend, if any) to be reflected in the Friday, January 16, 2009, pay check.

OTHER CONDITIONS

Employees on leave of absence without pay on November 24, 2008, and who are otherwise eligible for the University provided bonus will be provided the bonus in the first paycheck received after returning to work.

Employees on leave of absence without pay on December 31, 2008, and who are otherwise eligible for the 1% increase will be provided the base salary increase in the first paycheck received after returning to work. The base salary increase will not be retroactive.

All eligible out-of-unit Faculty (non-adjunct), A&P and USPS employees appointed to less than 1.00 FTE will receive a bonus payment prorated based on the FTE.